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Context Art Miami 2016: video paintings and flexible paper sculptures

Being a realist painter, contemporary shows like Context Art Miami rarely captivate me. There is plenty of weird work shown under the pretense of being great ART. A lot of it is not, in my opinion. I think it’s difficult to create a good work of art whether it’s abstract or realist, or somewhere in between. What excited me about this show, however, were two things: video paintings and flexible paper sculptures.

In this short video you’ll see some innovative works – video paintings by Daniel Cherbuin and flexible paper sculptures by the Chinese artist Li Hongbo. Enjoy!

Venetian Masks Paintings

Close your eyes to see the winding streets and the tangerine glare of old lamps. Listen to the echo of moving water and voices of strangers. Venice welcomes you to the carnival – its love, mystery and flare. Indulge your love for Venice. Browse original oil paintings of Venice for sale.

Venice has captivated my soul for years. No matter how many days I spent roaming the city, I couldn’t get enough of its beauty, history and culture. This is the place of romance, art, architecture, and love for me. I can listen to its sounds day and night, glide through morning fog, get lost on the narrow streets, and take pictures of masked strangers. Back in my studio, I worked from my photographs to re-create the romantic mystery of Venice in a series of realistic paintings. These Venetian masks paintings represent my first, quality body of work I’m proud to share with you today.

These Venice carnival paintings will wow your guests. Turn your living room, bedroom or office space into your private art gallery. Shop now!
Veronica at Marco Square, Venice, Italy

 

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Promises, 18×24″ oil on gilded panel, Venice oil paintings

 

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Creatures of the Sea, 24×48″ oil on canvas | Tenderness, oil on canvas, 24×36″ | Venice carnival paintings

 

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Keeper, oil on canvas, 36×48″, black wooden frame | Venetian masks paintings

Watch a short video about the surreal paintings inspired by Venice:

 

To experience art in person:

These oil paintings are available for purchase directly from me or via EmillionsArt. Call to schedule an appointment to see these artworks in person! 814-777-1802

Pricing:

36×48” $7-8,000

24×36” $5,000

18×24″ $2,500

16×20” $2,000

11×14” $1,500

8×10” $1,000

*Price includes framing.

To read about the history of Venice & to look at the pictures, you can buy a digital art book here.

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Paintings of women

Contemporary paintings of women

My mission is to bring emotional strength and purpose to us through my romantic realism paintings of women. During the painting process I search for balance between strength and vulnerability. As an art educator, I want to make the ARTS cool again and therefore I commit to growing art appreciation among the public via my blog, YouTube channel, teaching and painting.

I love painting portraits of women!  Although I see human anatomy as the most challenging to master, I’m strongly pulled to this subject to depict the complexity of our spirit in magic realism paintings. As artists we paint what’s inside us and paintings of women’s faces become a record of our lives. I find the painting process to be incredibly healing where I aim to evoke a beautiful, non-existent world in every artwork I create. I paint with a mission to help girls and women understand themselves and to discover their inner passion. We often give up, find excuses, or settle for less because we don’t fully understand who we are. I hope to touch your life in a positive way with my artistic pursuits. Art is a visual language that allows us to connect to others and ourselves emotionally regardless nationality or family upbringing. It forms a collective culture that values spiritual growth as opposed to material wealth.

I arrived at the theme of painting women after working on almost everything for two decades of my life, ever since I’ve picked up pencils and paper back in my twenties when I’ve already had a baby on my lap and a BA degree in management. While the subject of a beautiful female form has been the inspiration for realist artists for centuries, I come to paint women with the sensitivity and personal experiences of a female artist, expressing emotion through surreal composition and color. Color is a lot more than a concoction of bright pigments squeezed out of a tube for me. It’s been years of practice and learning to develop color harmonies that excite my eye without being garish. I’m still actively learning the complexity of deliberate color mixing, dragging or glazing one color over the other, overlaying and letting one hue dominate and complement the rest. Controlling the color means letting one hue lead, to see colors in black or white, and to create the atmosphere that transcends painting. I paint in realist tradition with the color of the Impressionists to create myriads of oil paintings of women and colored pencil drawings that celebrate our desire to live meaningful lives.

My visual inspiration comes from travel and classical art. When I have a chance to explore new countries, I take lots of pictures that I later incorporate into my art. Venetian architecture and patterns, rich Japanese and Thai woodcarvings, exuberant Baroque painting, the neoclassical 19th-century art, and most importantly snapshots of people contribute to my visual artistic development.

Figurative painting is a tough subject for artists to tackle. There are numerous technical aspects that make it difficult to convey emotion in a human form realistically, but at the same token it’s a very rewarding process that generates numerous artistic possibilities. Diving deeper, I feel like the more I know the more I don’t know drawing and painting for about 20 years now. Instead of painting everything, I constantly aim to simplify forms and composition to strip everything down to pure magic of painting.

HER mini-series: 50 panels

50 oil studies, HER mini series were completed for the Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to the Golden Globe nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel during the red carpet weekend 2018. Congratulations to all nominated artists!

I’m thrilled to become part of this opportunity! Recently I’ve completed 50 panels that are snapshots of common women and celebrities alike. These small oil paintings reveal a part of HER personality. I wish I had more time to devote to this project, but because I had a strict deadline to complete it on time, I had to push myself working on it day and night in a surreal state of panic. While most of the portraits were completed from my pictures, I also accepted submissions from social media, painted a few models and celebs, and used Pixabay for images to paint all 50 artworks. Oil painting requires multiple layering that I had to limit to just two passes because of time constraints. Therefore most panels have sketchy feel that I usually resolve in a finished oil painting.

 

Art Feature in the INSPADES magazine, issue sei

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Colored Pencil Portrait Drawing

Colored pencil portrait drawing

I love to draw in colored pencil! Here you can explore some of my portrait pencil drawings that are inspired by real people. In my colored pencil portraits I enjoy capturing the character of each person through expressive eyes and color. I often layer additional elements to convey a story. I plan out my drawings around a specific color scheme, and I know how it’s going to look like finished before I even begin drawing. Usually, I have some interaction with the model before the photo shoot, which helps me in the creative process of designing the image. Sometimes I draw famous people when I’m captivated by their photographs that have amazing light, color and shapes.

Here you can also see some of my drawings completed in graphite or as mixed media pieces where I combine W&N permanent markers with colored pencil. My recent pleasant surprise is the discovery of pretty awesome drawing paper by Koh-I-Noor. I strongly recommend their bristol papers, black drawing and papers for colored pencil art. All of them are thick and smooth- perfect for colored pencil drawing! Canson Colorline drawing papers are my favorite for drawing on toned paper. I also recommend buying Faber-Castell Polychromos and Luminance although I often get away with some colors by Prismacolor Premier and Pablo colored pencils.

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My colored pencil artwork has been featured in many publications, including several issues of Leisure Painter, Colored Pencil Student, Colored Pencil magazine, and Artists & Illustrators magazines, Women Artists 2004, 2013, 2018 calendars, two Colored Pencil treasures books, Draw portraits in colored pencil book, Flowers in art, Strokes of Genius 8 & Strokes of Genius 9 art books, as well as in Dick Blick’s national ad campaigns. My newest Colored Pencil Manual art book will be coming out next summer with Dover Publications in 2018! I’m also working on a comprehensive video course based on my book that teaches how to draw in colored pencil. Stay tuned for the release!

 

Colored Pencil Drawing Art Gallery

To buy a colored pencil drawing

If you’d like to buy any of these drawings, please email me for details. nika@veronicasart.com   .

9 x 12″ unframed, graphite drawing – $249-349+ Priority Mail shipping

9 x 12″ unframed, colored pencil drawing$449-499 + shipping.

You will love how the colored pencil artwork looks up on your wall once it’s framed! I use professional, lightfast colored pencils and drawing paper.

Payment is expected in full once I email you the bill via PayPal. The check out is secure and you can use the service with your major credit card even if you don’t have the paypal account.

 

Step-by-step drawing

I usually draw on colored paper using professional, lightfast colored pencils. In the following images you can see the drawing sequence. I always begin drawing in one dominant color, and then slowly add the additional colors one by one. This way I have full control over my values and color. You can find a lot of free information about colored pencil drawing on my blog. You can also use a search bar to find a specific topic you need information on.

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“Eleven” from the TV series The Stranger Things | photo credit Beat productions

 

Tutorials:

If you are interested in my step-by-step drawing tutorials that explain my drawing process, you can purchase them here. 

The art of drawing:

This is my most recent interview for CPSA chapter